Fall Kitchen Decor Ideas
Make your home’s heart even more inviting this season with fall decor. Hang a festive wreath on the kitchen window, display an assortment of seasonal produce on the island, and add cozy textiles to your breakfast nook. The kitchen offers the perfect space to celebrate autumn. Embrace the coziest season of all and discover 18 ways to celebrate it in your kitchen.
Decorate the Window
A kitchen window is the perfect spot for fall decor. It is typically located above the sink, making it a natural focal point in the room. You can hang a small fall wreath using festive ribbon, which can be easily swapped out for different holidays throughout the year.
Pull Out Fall Dishes
Fall dishes are a practical and decorative way to welcome the season. Place a baking dish in a pretty autumnal shade or a pumpkin-shaped Dutch oven on the stove to warm up the space and keep kitchen essentials within reach.
Gather Pumpkins and Gourds
For a simple and elegant fall centerpiece for your kitchen island, gather mini pumpkins and gourds and arrange them in a rustic wooden bowl. You can choose between a neutral look with all cream tones or embrace the warm autumnal color palette with various shades of orange.
Display Dried Flowers
Hydrangeas are a popular flower during the summer, but did you know that you can dry them to enjoy their beauty all year round? Create a lovely transitional piece from a couple of dried hydrangea stems arranged in a ceramic vase to add a touch of summer to fall in your kitchen.
Adorn Counter Stools
Tie pieces of dried corn or small wreaths to the backs of kitchen counter stools to add a festive fall touch. This will instantly elevate the look of the utilitarian furniture and make the room feel extra special. Make sure to use decorations that won’t shed or break easily when you pull out one of the stools.
Incorporate Halloween Accents
If you celebrate Halloween, add small accents to your fall decor throughout October. You can incorporate subtle elements like placing spider decorations on open kitchen shelves or applying bat decals on the side of the fridge. These accents can easily be removed once the holiday is over.
Hang a Fall Wreath
Hang an autumnal wreath on a pantry or cabinet door to add a pop of seasonal color to your kitchen. You can suspend it from a cabinet pull or attach a self-adhesive hook to the door for an easy and non-permanent way to hang and remove it.
Go for Wicker Accents
Fall is all about warmth and coziness, and incorporating textured elements is a fantastic way to achieve that inviting aesthetic. Consider adding a wicker basket, tray, or vase to create a layered look and provide a vessel for displaying seasonal produce and florals.
Bring the Outdoors In
Nature serves as the ultimate inspiration for autumn decor. To effortlessly create an inexpensive kitchen centerpiece, cut a branch adorned with vibrant leaves and place it in a glass vase filled with water. This simple technique brings the essence of the outdoors into your home.
Display a Seasonal Sign
Nothing says fall quite like a festive sign that celebrates the season. Display it on the wall or place it on a hutch shelf alongside other autumnal pieces for a whimsical addition to your kitchen.
Set a Fall-Themed Table
If you have an eat-in kitchen, create a fall-themed table setting. Use textured placemats, plaid napkins, a bowl filled with seasonal produce and pumpkins, and an autumnal centerpiece that can be displayed throughout the fall months.
Add a Rustic Touch
Instead of constantly replacing fresh flowers every week, you can save both time and money by using dried flowers like wheat. To add a charming rustic fall vibe, arrange the stems in a unique vessel like a galvanized milk jug.
Use Pattern and Texture
Bring in layers of pattern and texture by incorporating faux pumpkins into your kitchen decor. Place them strategically on the window sill, countertop, or top of the fridge to evenly distribute the decorative elements throughout the space.
Cut Magnolia Leaves
Magnolia leaves are a beautiful choice for fall decor because of their deep, rich color. You can use them to create a stunning fall wreath or garland for your kitchen. Alternatively, for a simpler yet chic look, place a couple of magnolia branches at different heights in elegant glass vases.
Take a Whimsical Approach
Add a touch of whimsy to your decor with playful candy corn-themed decorations. Opt for a tiered stand to add height and keep smaller decorative items organized in a 360-degree display.
Layer Cozy Textures
Cozy up your breakfast nook or kitchen bench for fall with a few textured throw pillows. Experiment with different patterns and materials to create a diverse and inviting look. Add cable-knit and plaid pillows to embrace the essence of the season.
Go for a Pumpkin Theme
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins. Get creative and infuse the spirit of the season into your kitchen with novelty cookware, faux decorations, a paper garland, a scented candle, and of course, a couple of real pumpkins for a festive touch.
Create a Fall Floral Arrangement
Forage for leaves, branches, and dried flowers to create a lasting fall floral arrangement for your kitchen island or shelves. Add dimension and volume by using small pinecones or faux pumpkins attached to dowels. Play with varying heights and an asymmetrical design for an elevated arrangement.
Want to keep your decor simple yet noticeable? Fall garlands are the perfect option. They bring an abundant burst of color and are a wallet-friendly way to bring autumn indoors. You can find these garlands at local grocery stores, Walmart, and Target. For more upscale options, check out Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Michael’s. Remember, it’s all about making a smart investment!
Autumn Themed Wreath
Wreaths can be used beyond the Christmas season, even in other seasons! One great option for a fall-themed wreath is wheat, like the one shown above. There are also plenty of other themed wreaths that incorporate sticks and branches in fall colors, pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and small fruit buds.
The All-Out Fall Decor Enthusiast
Yeah, here’s a household that is fully embracing fall. From a fresh new board in the kitchen to couch pillows and table decor, they have created a cozy autumn atmosphere.
Pumpkins on the barstool, a yellow blanket, and a few more pieces of fall wall decor complete the look in this small portion of the kitchen.
Themed Tea Towels
One thing my mother loves is having tea towels or hand towels that match the seasons. They add charm and are an easy addition! The key is to have towels specifically for a particular season, and also have others with colors that can be used for multiple seasons.
Get Those Fall Mugs
Something wonderful to add to your kitchen decor in the fall season would be fall-themed mugs! I have a plentiful inventory of mugs and I would love to offer you some that feature the warm colors of fall or even a couple of holiday-themed ones. They would make a fantastic addition to your fall kitchen decor!
Fall-scented soap is a simple and temporary decorating idea that you can easily implement. Throughout late September, October, and November, use various types of soaps to add a touch of autumn to your space. This is a favorite activity of my mother’s.